Home video: Gina Rodriguez crime drama ‘Miss Bala’ on digital
Whether you stream, buy or rent, here’s a look at what’s new or notable in home video. Movies are available on streaming sites such as iTunes, Amazon and Vudu unless otherwise noted.
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“Miss Bala”: Generally dismal reviews greeted this Hollywood remake of the Mexican movie about a beauty pageant contestant kidnapped by gangsters, but see for yourself. It’s a dramatic change-of-pass for “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez. And from “Thirteen” to “Twilight,” director Catherine Hardwicke has had a knack for truthfully depicting young women in precarious, even terrifying, situations.
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“The Kid Who Would Be King”: A wild adventure for the PG set from Joe Cornish, director of the indie sci-fi flick “Attack the Block.” It’s a contemporary take on the King Arthur story set in a London suburb where the kids know their Harry Potter and so are somewhat prepared for the adventure that awaits when 12-year-old Alex pulls Excalibur out of a chunk of concrete.
“No Good Nick”: “Game of Thrones” may be must-see TV, but it’s certainly not for the whole family. When the kids emerge from their rooms, try out this family sitcom with a soap opera twist. Familiar faces Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin welcome a distant relative into their homes, but teen-age Nick (Siena Agudong) isn’t who she says she is. (Season one now on Netflix.)
Jim Kiest is the arts and entertainment editor for the San Antonio Express-News. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @jimik64